When we talk about copyright, an average individual averts his / her mind to cultural works such as literature, newspapers, drawings and photographs, artworks, films, plays and of course music. These are cultural creations and copyright protection has expanded in scope over the years to include non-aesthetic creations such as computer programs, databases and compilations. The subject matter of copyright remains an area subject to expansion as far as innovation is concerned.
This writer suggests that Copyright is also the most infringed form of intellectual property in our societies.
This article is a concise and comprehensive representation of the subject matter of copyright and subsistence of copyright in a ‘work’. What is obtainable in Nigeria and Ghana is herein illustrated.
Subject Matter of Copyright (MIPLG) (1)